In the early hours of Friday morning, many residents of the Pine-Olive-Way-Howell-Area-Triangle were going through a night most of us can only imagine in our worst nightmares: no electricity, no TV, no internet. CHS visited the streets of the neighborhood to check out the darkness and found a heroic effort underway.
Seattle City Light crews worked through the dark and stormy night into Friday morning to repair electricity infrastructure damaged Thursday when a contractor accidentally dug up an underground line near Belmont and Denny, causing a voltage spike that ultimately knocked down overhead wires in the area
At its peak, around 6,500 customers were without power.
Early Friday morning, City Light crews were able to restore service for the final 1,200 or so. By the time much of the city was up and off to work or school or play, POWHAT life was back to its electric self.
— Alex Garland (@AGarlandPhoto) September 13, 2019
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